animal instinct

recently, i picked up a copy of the book titled, I Like You: Hospitality under the influence, by Amy Sedaris. on page 18, she lists several ways one can learn more about oneself. my top 5 out of 9 are:

– Wing It! Quit your job without any financial plan or backup savings.

– Sleep with someone Chinese.

– Write yourself a fan letter.

– Put something small in your anus during lovemaking.

– Spend time at the zoo. Record how the animals react to your presence.

with the exception of the first item on the list above, i have not tried any of the others. however, coincidentally, the day after i purchased this book, i had planned to visit the Bronx Zoo.

i wondered, how would the animals respond in my presence?

it was an extremely warm day so they seemed a bit peeved but i made a connection with the lions or feline population. i totally adore BIG cats! actually, i have a fondness for most large animals including dogs such as, Great Danes and Mastiffs.

also, the butterflies and i particularly bonded. my mother began collecting anything “butterfly” after my father passed. at one time, she believed that he was re-purposed in this form. perhaps this is why a few of them stayed still long enough for me to photograph them.

visit the Bronx Zoo this summer. there is so much to see! and wear comfortable shoes because the park is 265 acres and you will be walking lots unless you pay extra for the tour trolley.

NOTE: on Wednesdays you can pay-as-you-wish 🙂 Other days, it’s $15 which is the price of one cocktail in NYC.

Have a happy and productive weekend!

Thanks for reading and keep smiling !!!

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the test of time (McDonald’s wins)

Ok, I should be running out of the door right now but I wanted to post this before the weekend begins so you can show your friends and family.

Two or three weeks ago, I went to the Bronx Zoo with friends. One of them bought fries and I brought the left overs home with me to see if they can stand up to the McDonald’s experiment.

It will be two weeks today since I brought the Bronx Zoo fries home and they are basically a moldy soup now! They were purchased and jarred, May 21st, 2010.

Fries from Bronx Zoo, photo taken May 30, 2010

However, the McDonald’s burgers and fries are going strong. As you can see, there is a lot of condensation yet still they are holding up – like new!

McDonald's Fries, 1 year and 2 months old

McDonald's Burger, 1 year and 2 months old

These were purchased and jarred last year, March 27th, 2009.

McDonald's Bun, 1 year and 2 months old

Send this link to EVERY ONE you know who eats fast food and is not convinced that it is NOT real food! I want YOU to live long and strong:) that’s all.

Hugs and happy weekend!!!